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2022 Dec

Ann Med Surg (Lond)


Cutaneous larva migrans: A case report successfully treated with albendazole.


Neupane S K, Shah S, Neupane P K, Paudel Jaishi P
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Dec; 84:104904.
PMID: 36582866.


Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) is helminthic infection that is mostly found in tropical and subtropical areas [1]. It is commonly seen with those who have contact with soil that is contaminated by cat and dog's hookworm larvae. CLM present as erythematous, serpiginous, pruritic cutaneous eruption that is caused by accidental percutaneous penetration and subsequent migration of larvae.